Call for Service Provision: Revolutionising Cancer Patient Care

Call for Service Provision: Revolutionising Cancer Patient Care

​The canSERV Consortium is pleased to announce the launch of its 3rd Challenge-Driven Call on “Revolutionising Cancer Patient Care: Innovative Approaches to Research and Clinical Trials for Improved Treatment Outcomes”. Cancer Researchers world-wide are invited to apply for free access to cutting-edge transnational services with an indicative overall budget for this call of EUR 600,000. The primary objective of this call is to improving treatment and patients’ outcome through innovative ways to address clinical trials and research.

​Projects submitted in response to this call should focus on one of the two topics:

  • Tailoring research to address the different age groups, paediatric patients, and elderly patients, to ensure optimal treatment outcomes across diverse populations.

  • Designing and developing improved clinical trials to address diverse populations and expanding the scope to incorporate broader representation of patients from EU, including efforts to match control groups, thus advancing trial efficiency and equity in treatment access.

    Please note that canSERV does not provide the actual funding for conducting clinical trials, users can apply for expert advice and support for planning and designing complex clinical trials
    Projects supported through this call will play a significant role in furthering the overarching objectives of the Cancer Mission 1

  • Your research project

  • Should address one of the two topics of the Challenge-driven call.

  • Should include at minimum 2 services from the canSERV catalogue. Training is considered as separate, additional service.

  • Your requested services timeline should fall within the canSERV project’s duration FAQ Section “Time frames for the service provision”

    If granted, you will benefit from:

  • Free of charge access to canSERV service(s) (equipment, expertise, resources) offered by the canSERV consortium.

  • Transnational services comprising the following fields: disease models; advanced cutting-edge imaging and structural biology technologies; biomarkers research and development; novel therapeutics developments; complex clinical trial design and support; personalised oncology implementation pipelines, recommendations and regulatory support; open digital research services; access to human samples and data; ethical, legal and socio-economic (ELSI) dimensions and training. A detailed service list is available in the canSERV Service Catalogue.

    For this Call, you should:

  • Select at minimum 2 services you would like to use from the Catalogue.

  • Choose only services that are
    provided in a different country where you, or the majority of your research group, are based. See “Transnational Access” for exceptions.

  • Agree that data generated from the chosen services will comply with FAIR principles (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) making it available to other researchers while allowing for IP protection (in line with the EU’s open science policy). This will enable rapid execution of cross-European federated analyses of cancer-related data.

  • The indicative overall budget for this call is EUR 600.000.

    Who can apply?

    Researchers based in European and non-European countries, including junior and senior individual researchers, academic institutes, biotech/pharmaceutical SMEs, groups of scientists, networks and consortia from public and private entities.


    Applicants must be affiliated with an organisation in or outside the European Union.


    This grant only supports TNA as described above in point one.


    Results and/or data obtained from using the services provided under the canSERV Open Call must comply with the FAIR principles and might be shared initially with other ongoing initiatives within the EU Cancer Mission, EOSC4Cancer and, when established,, for the development and improvement of further services. Furthermore, the results and/or data will be reused within the canSERV project or other EU Cancer Mission initiatives at a certain time after service provision according to the canSERV user agreement.

    The data generated will then be included in the canSERV service list to support the canSERV Catalogue of Open Digital Research Services. If the results and/or data are published, canSERV must be acknowledged in publications. Only user groups that are allowed to disseminate the results they have generated may be eligible for access (unless the users are working for SMEs).

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Call for Service Provision: Revolutionising Cancer Patient Care

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